View of the Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino, where the only casino in the US Virgin Islands is located
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino, where the only casino in the US Virgin Islands is located

 

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in the Virgin Islands. Find out which are the best available casinos and online casino sites are in the Virgin Islands, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in the Virgin Islands

 

Legal status: legal, requires a licence

Online casino gambling is legal and regulated on the US Virgin Islands. The US Virgin Islands is an archipelago located in the Caribbean Sea, and forms part of a larger group of islands called the Virgin Islands. This group of islands is divided between Great Britain, Puerto Rico and the USA.

The US Virgin Islands are an insular territory of the United States, which means it is an unincorporated US territory. The US Virgin Islands are subject to federal law, but have the right to legislate on a state-level. The 1961 Wire Act that prohibits transmission of bets or wagers and gambling information in interstate and foreign commerce had once been understood to ban all forms of interstate online gambling, but according to the 2011 decision of the Department of Justice, it need not necessarily affect online casinos.

The relevant legislation within the US Virgin Islands is the 2001 Internet Gaming and Internet Gambling Act, which would have allowed online casino gambling. The 2011 decision of the DoJ meant that online casinos could finally become legal in the US Virgin Islands.

Currently, online casino gambling is – at least in theory – legal on the US Virgin Islands. Online casinos may only offer their services legally if they have obtained an online casino licence. There are currently two companies that have received a master service licence for 10 years, St. Croix Internet Group LLC. and USVI Host. These licensed operators can accept players from all jurisdictions where online casino gambling is legal.

Although licences have been issued, there are currently no online casinos operating from within the US Virgin Islands. This means there are technically no local online casinos. However, individual players are not prosecuted for playing on international online casino sites, nor are such websites blocked by internet service providers.

 

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from the US Virgin Islands

The following online gambling websites accept players from the US Virgin Islands:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

GT Bets Casino and Sports Book

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10)Sign Up Bonus PlaythroughReload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports5 points for every $10 wagered12x6x-10x
(Baseball)2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
   

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

Land-based casinos in the Virgin Islands

 

Land-based casino gambling is legal in the Virgin Islands, and it is regulated by the Virgin Islands Casino and Resort Control Act of 1995. In accordance with this law, casino gambling may only be conducted in establishments connected to hotel resorts. Casinos are categorized from tier I to tier IV based on the size of the hotel.

The entity supervising land-based casinos in the US Virgin Islands is the Casino Control Commission, while the Division of Gaming enforcement is tasked with enforcing the regulations set forth in the law, as well as investigating any violations. Casinos must also pay the licensing fee corresponding with their category.

Currently there is a single larger casino in The Virgin Islands, the Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino. There are also multiple hotels where slot machines and video poker machines can be found. Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino is located on the St. Croix, which is an important tourist hub.

The Alhambra Casino located in the Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino hosts over 450 slot machines, as well as 17 gaming tables with games such as blackjack, craps, roulette and multiple types of poker. The casino is open between 10 am and 4 am daily, and has a minimum age of 21 to enter.

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in the Virgin Islands

 

The legal status of most forms of online gambling in the US Virgin Islands is the same as that of online casinos. Two master service providers have been issued licences, and these organizations have the exclusive right to licence individual online gambling companies.

As the controversies regarding the rights of these master service providers have not yet been resolved, no actual online gambling licences have been issued. The various forms of online gambling such as online sports betting, online poker and several more are expected to become legal in effect soon, and licensing may begin at that time.

Currently there are no licensed online gambling operators in the US Virgin Islands. However, there are also no laws preventing locals from playing on international, unlicensed online gambling sites available to them.

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from the US Virgin Islands:

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

GT Bets Casino and Sports Book

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10)Sign Up Bonus PlaythroughReload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports5 points for every $10 wagered12x6x-10x
(Baseball)2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
   

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in the Virgin Islands.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in the Virgin Islands is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2021-01-02

 

Gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in the US Virgin Islands
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A guide to the legal status of online gambling and online casinos in the US Virgin Islands, including the connection between online casino regulations in the Virgin Islands and the US.
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